There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
He listens well who takes notes.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
I love to doubt as well as know.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
Will cannot be quenched against its will.
Small projects need much more help than great.
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
From a little spark may burst a flame.
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